AdoptLit Book Tour: The Sound of Hope, an Adoptee’s Quest for her Origins

February 8, 2013

Anne Bauer’s book title refers to a certain musical starring Julie Andrews that premiered shortly before the author was born, songs from which are interwoven throughout the narrative, sometimes in surprising ways. Her subtitle, A True Story of an Adoptee’s Quest for Her Origins, refers to the an in-depth look at the unique difficulties adoptees […]

Take cover

December 7, 2012

I’m not sure how cover creation works for other publishers or for self-publishers, but I can share with you my process. At the beginning of our partnership, my publisher asked me to fill out a questionnaire about the cover and turn it in with the completed manuscript. Were there images that would be appropriate? I […]

Time Warp Tuesday: Books

November 13, 2012

Ooooh, books. Most every blogger I know loves to write because she loves to read. We pepper our posts with references to the books and authors we loved in the past — Nancy Drew and Piers Anthony and Sydney Sheldon (don’t judge!) and Jean Auel — and those that touch us now — Jim Gritter, […]

Daring Greatly: review of Brené Brown’s latest book

September 20, 2012

Vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me and the first thing I look for in you. – Chapter 4: The Vulnerability Armory Such is the crux about being authentic, of being in relationship, of being vulnerable of being human. Brené Brown, PhD, she of the famed TedXHouston talk, has a […]